Lots of threads on this. Partly glad that DUmmies have begun to see La Crowley for what she is, but I'll bet they still don't mind that she tipped the Presidential debate scales with a lie. What a tool.
Shame on CNN: Apologize for Steubenville coverage = PETITION
Anderson Cooper on the Steubenville Rape CaseYesterday a guilty verdict was handed down in the Steubenville rape case, where a 16-year-old girl was raped repeatedly by boys on a high school football team. The verdict was the beginning of justice for this brave young girl, but CNN's coverage was awful.
The entire CNN panel, including Candy Crowley, reporter Poppy Harlow and legal analyst Paul Callan focused on what a tragedy this was for the boys and what a shame it was that their lives had been ruined--as if the rape was some sort of unfortunate accident and they hadn't committed a very serious, very invasive and very life-altering for the survivor, crime.
CNN didn't focus on what this verdict meant for Jane Doe--only sad reflections on the "destroyed" lives of these boys--boys who were caught on tape raping a girl. This is wrong and CNN owes us all an apology. Can you add your name to the petition?
"Your Steubenville verdict coverage was terrible and offensive. These boys committed a very serious crime, and they were held accountable. The verdict that the judge handed down was justice--not a "tragedy."The tragedy was the rape. Please apologize and make this right."
Why does CNN keep Candy Crowley?He just spent the first 15 minutes of his show defending the rape victim and appropriately pointing out the guilt of the perpetrators. Guess he's trying to make up for the awful reporting of Candy Crowley and Poppy Harlow yesterday.
Glad to see Anderson do this as I usually view him as a good reporter on human affairs and social issues, but I still think Crowley and Harlow have some apologizing to do.
This Two-Year-Old Onion Story Perfectly Predicted CNN’s Shocking Steubenville Rape Trial CoverageNow she feels so sorry for those poor rapists in Steubanville, Ohio.
Steubenville Rape Victim Receiving Death ThreatsThis Two-Year-Old Onion Story Perfectly Predicted CNN’s Shocking Steubenville Rape Trial Coverage
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CNN earned the ire of thousands over the weekend when it aired coverage of the Steubenville Rape trial that was shockingly sympathetic toward the rapists.
"Incredibly difficult, even for an outsider like me, to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising futures," correspondent Poppy Harlow told anchor Candy Crowley, who then turned around and asked a legal expert to weigh in on the "lasting effect" being found guilty of rape will have on the lives of "sixteen-year-olds just sobbing in court."
Given the Onion-y nature of CNN's coverage, it may not be all that surprising to learn that The Onion did a story two years ago that shares some disturbing similarities with CNN's take.
"I was a staff writer on the Onion's show 'SportsDome' which aired on Comedy Central in 2011," writes Krister Johnson in the intro to Onion Sports Network story "Athele Overcomes Rape." "This is one of the stories we did—full credit to David Iscoe for the idea and script. It could have been produced by the CNN team covering the Steubenville rape verdict."
I met Candy Crowley a couple times something about the look in her eye reminds me of a horse I had.STEUBENVILLE (KDKA/AP) – The victim of a rape case involving two Steubenville High School football players is now reportedly receiving death threats.
Police say two 16-year-old girls are charged with threatening the girl. They say one of the suspected girls was arrested and the other turned herself in.
Police say one of the girls tweeted a threat to the victim, and they later learned of another threat from a second teen.
In a tweet to the victim, Police say one of the teens wrote, “you ripped my family apart, you made my cousin cry , so when I see you xxxxx, it’s gone be a homicide.”
Jesus... no wonder so many girls and women are reluctant to report sexual assaults.
And now the whole world knows her name...
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37. 'But think of those boys' bright futures ruined! Oh, the humanity,' sobs Candice Crowley.
CNN's Steubenville Coverage Focuses On Rapists, Not VictimThe old nag was unpredictable and would bite when you were being nice to her and generally hated everyone people and other horses. Shaking hands with Candy she has the same look and demeanor.
CNN's Steubenville Coverage Focuses On Effect Rape Trial Will Have On Rapists, Not Victim
CNN's coverage of the verdict in the Steubenville rape case appeared to be curiously weighted on Sunday, focusing on the effect the guilty verdict would have on the lives of the now-convicted rapists and their families, rather than that of the victim and her family.
And yet, the effects of the rape on the victim seemed to be an afterthought: "It was incredibly emotional, it was difficult for anyone in there to watch those boys break down," Harlow said. " also difficult, of course, for the victim's family."
The Sunday afternoon segment was hardly the first time CNN had fumbled its coverage of the case. Earlier on Sunday, anchor Candy Crowley expressed her deepest sympathies for Mays and Richmond.
The slant of the day's coverage was revealing in two capacities. First, CNN appears to have bet on the emotions of those it could show on camera -- for obvious reasons, the victim's identity has been protects, and the victim's family was not shown weeping in court. Networks know that people crying make for great TV. Secondly, it's telling that this tone continued over multiple segments, despite a cadre of tweets and blog posts deriding the network's earlier coverage.